One of my oldest and dearest friends got the dreaded news of breast cancer this past week...When she called me Friday to share the news, I was amazed at her calm...her words of determination.... Her hope of early detection.....She is a long time friend of mine who has fought her way back from a heart condition and a near fatal car crash........ She is a fighter. Plain and simple. She is one of "ours"...She is a stitcher with no blog but reads MANY of your blogs and I know this because she constantly emails me and marvels at alot of YOUR works of art in cross stitching... (**Hey Barbara, I know you are reading this post and I am smiling with you...**)
This news set my mind in motion....With my MIL having been a breast cancer survivor of 20 years and now my good friend facing the fight of her life, I knew it was time for me to begin my Basket of Hope and Survival... My pink basket if you will... To honor those women who have been stricken of this cancer and the hope of one day there being a cure....
So I turned to one of my favorite designs by Blackbird Designs and a beautiful skein of "Fresh Raspberries" by Belle Soie and made my first little pillow to commemorate the belief I have that Barbara will fight and WIN. She WILL be a survivor and my hope, of so many others, that they too will find strength to overcome and persevere.
I know all of you will pray for Barbara.....hoping her surgery goes well.....hoping her doctors find the cancer in its early stages....and hoping she continues on her path of Hope and Survival! Good luck on the 26th Barbara...There is a whole world of cross stitchers out here pulling for you~~